RARE HOUDINI THE UNTOLD STORY MILBOURNE CHRISTOPHER HDCVR LTD ED 300 COPIES 1969

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Houdini The Untold Story by Milbourne Christopher stood for 28 years as the definitive Houdini biography -- the textbook. Christopher was a top magician and magic historian who had a massive Houdini collection, including over 1000 letters, and made good use of his primary sources. Even today the book is a reliable go-to source. It wasn't until 1996's Houdini!!! The Career of Ehrich Weiss by Kenneth Silverman that a more authoritative Houdini "textbook" would be published. For many years Christopher was king.

Houdini The Untold Story was first published in hardcover by Thomas Y. Crowell Co. on March 21, 1969. The book received rave reviews in the magic journals of the day. Part of this was because Christopher was a member of the magic fraternity. But the book was also deserving of the praise. Genii called it "undoubtedly one of the best books of the year." The Linking Ring enthused, "With the writing of this book [Christopher] now becomes one of the outstanding biographers."

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